July 15, 2014 - Who wants to be a millionaire?

Most people I know would answer a resounding yes to that question.  But do they really want to be millionaires, or do they, as Tim Ferriss asks in The Four Hour Work Week, "want to experience what they believe millions will buy?"  Excellent question.

We believe that if we were only millionaires, we'd be happy.  We would not have to worry about paying our bills.  We could purchase whatever we chose.  We could travel anywhere we desired. Live anywhere we wanted.  We'd have anything and everything we ever desired.


Happiness is a choice.  We can choose to make it regardless of the number of zeroes in our checkbook.  So is worry.  We really don't have to worry about paying our bills.  Yes, we have to be aware of our cash flow, but believe it or not there are as many options for controlling cash flow are they are for controlling calories.  Shopping and traveling and living wherever are options we can exercise if we are also willing to not only think outside the box, but act outside the box.

Tim Ferriss is a maverick of the highest order.  His philosophies are bleeding edge and many are so far removed from the reality that most of us live that it seems like he lives in another world.  He does kinda.  He lives in exotic places all over the world living out his dreams today, right now; in this moment.

There are two things that make Tim Ferris different from you and me.  Tim Ferriss knows exactly what he really wants.  And, Tim Ferris isn't afraid to let go of the known, to venture into the unknown to pursue what it is he really wants.

After all, what's the worst that could happen?  He won't get want he wants, but he'll have had one hell of a ride.

What do you really want?  What are you prepared to do to get it?